Nine names have been sent to Gov. Rick Scott’s office to fill two looming vacancies in Miami-Dade Circuit Court.
And having an early interview may help make a better impression on a long interview day — six of the first seven who appeared before the Judicial Nominating Commission made it to the shortlist.
The early-interviewing nominees are County Court Judges Andrew Hague and Eric Hendon, recently defeated County Court Judge Fleur Lobree, solo practitioner Alan S. Fine of Coral Gables, Alan Sackrin of Sackrin & Tolchinsky in Hallandale Beach and Miami-Dade Assistant County Attorney Jason Bloch.
Also nominated are state Department of Management Services general counsel Jason Dimitris, Greenberg Traurig shareholder Candace Duff and Steven Reininger of Rasco Reininger Perez Esquenazi & Vigil in Coral Gables.
The governor’s selections will replace Circuit Judges Ellen Leesfield and Victoria Platzer, who retire in January.
Michelle Delancy of delancyhill in Miami, who had the fourth interview Monday, has a pending nomination for two county court vacancies.
Hendon, Fine, Bloch and Reininger have pending nominations for a third circuit position; Lobree and Dimitris have pending nominations for that circuit spot and the county court openings.
The JNC interviewed 15 of the 16 applicants for the latest two vacancies.